Waiting restrictions

Waiting restrictions that are indicated by yellow lines apply to the pavement and verge as well as the road.

Where there is a single yellow line, you may stop to load or unload (unless there are also loading restrictions) or while passengers get in or out of your vehicle. The time that the restriction applies is shown on a nearby plate.

Double yellow lines mean no waiting at any time.

For other road markings, the times that the restrictions apply are shown on nearby plates or on entry signs to controlled parking zones. If no days are shown on the signs, the restrictions are in force every day, including Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Waiting restrictions are supported by a legal document called a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO).

Traffic Regulation Orders

Hertfordshire County Council makes most Traffic Regulation Orders. You can find more information about these on Herts County Council’s website

Below is a list of the Traffic Regulation Orders we have made since 2009 that are in force.

New Traffic Regulation Orders

We occasionally make Traffic Regulation Orders - these are advertised before they are enacted. Hertfordshire County Council makes most Traffic Regulation Orders - you can find more information about these on the Hertfordshire County Council website.

Documentation relating to current Dacorum Borough Council Traffic Regulation Order consultations and Traffic Regulation Orders made within the previous six weeks will appear here.

Station Road, Hemel Hempstead

Following consultation, the Borough of Dacorum (Station Road, Hemel Hempstead) (Prohibition of Waiting At Any Time) Order 2022 has now been made.

The effect of the Order is to introduce additional no waiting at any time (double yellow line) restrictions on Station Road between its junctions with The Plough (Magic) Roundabout and Cotterells to prevent inappropriate verge parking from happening.

The Order will come into operation on Friday 30 September 2022. Other existing restrictions on the road will remain.

For further information, please view the following documents:

Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead

Following consultation, the Borough of Dacorum (Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead) (on street charging and waiting and loading restrictions) Order 2022 has now been made.

Residents, local businesses and bus drivers had voiced concerns regarding the safety of pedestrians and vehicles as a result of inappropriate parking on Marlowes. Following a review of the parking arrangements we proposed a series of changes including:

  • Additional no waiting at any time and no loading at any time (double yellow lines with double yellow line kerb markings) restrictions on Marlowes close to its junction with the B487
  • Conversion of existing parking bays to Pay to Park bays (Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm, one hour no return within one hour). Charges are detailed in the Traffic Regulation Order (below)
  • Provision of disabled parking bays (Monday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm, three hours no return within two hours)
  • Removal of small sections of existing waiting restrictions.

The Order will come into operation on Friday 4 November 2022.

For further information, please view the following documents:

Anchor Lane and Beechfield Road

We are working with ADL Traffic and Highways Engineering Ltd to consult residents and businesses on proposals to alter the existing parking arrangements on Anchor Lane and Beechfield Road in Hemel Hempstead consisting of the introduction of:

  • Additional no waiting at any time (double yellow line) restrictions
  • New no waiting at any time (double yellow line) restrictions to replace existing no waiting Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm (single yellow line) restrictions.

The proposals

Concerns had been raised that vehicles are parking on the pavement and road on Anchor Lane, near to its junction with Heath Lane. They are also being parked in close proximity to the mini roundabout junction between Anchor Lane and Beechfield Road, and on the grass verge on Beechfield Road from outside the junction of Anchor Lane to outside number 38 Beechfield Road.

These measures are being proposed for the following reasons:

  • To prevent inappropriate parking close to the junction of Anchor Lane and Heath Lane
  • To prevent inappropriate parking at or near to the mini roundabout junction of Anchor Lane and  Beechfield Road
  • To prevent parking on the grass verge along Beechfield Road
  • To prevent double parking in the vicinity of the junction
  • To ensure the safe, convenient movement of traffic
  • To generally improve road safety and amenity at the junction.

The consultation letter and proposed plan maps can be viewed below: